What we’ve been reading this month – our four July favourites

The best time to snuggle up with a book and read with the kids surely has to be Winter! Although, I must add, is it only me that yawns throughout reading? As soon as I read out loud it begins. The kids always giggle at me and ask if it’s my bedtime too. Anyway, here are four of our favourite reads for the month of July, we have some new and exciting books for next month, yay!


The Go-Away Bird – Julia Donaldson & Catherine Rayner

Julia does it again – with her incredible rhyming verse, the book shares the story of the Go-Away bird who chases away all the other birds until the Get-You bird comes along and she discovers she actually needs a little help from friends.  `The Go-Away bird sat up in her nest, With her fine grey wings and her fine grey crest.’ Oli and Soph absolutely loved this one as we have daily visits from the Go-Away birds in our garden at home!

Missions in Space – Factivity

Oli is fascinated with Space and Soph actually gave this book to him. An incredible, age appropriate and interesting book for any young children wanting to learn about Space, it has 60 Flaps and Learn the Facts. In a beautifully illustrated book, mission through Space, learning as you go!

Even Fairies Need Glasses – Sienna Williams & Natalie Smillie

Very often little kids get teased for wearing glasses, and battle to come to terms with their own need for glasses. This book follows the tale of Fairy Cassie as she starts Fairy School and how she needs to wear, love and accept glasses to help her become the best fairy in class!

The Flying Bath – Julia Donaldson & David Roberts

This exciting book takes this Flying Bath on an adventure when everyone has left the house. Water at the ready, the bath and toys are ready for any emergency – from giving a muddy piglet a shower to putting out a fire for a frightened baboon, as long as they’re always home for the children’s bath time! Beautifully illustrated, the simple text has Oli reading alongside me, building his confidence slowly but surely.

What have you been reading with the kids?




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